Election Live Blog

State spending cap amendment losing

By on November 6th, 2012

As of 8:20 p.m., the Florida Department of State Division of Elections reported 59.13 percent of more than 5 million ballots voted to reject Amendment 3. Voters approving the amendment constituted 40.87 percent.

This proposal suggests changing how state spending caps are determined. It would change the determinants from personal income growth to population and inflation data.

Some said public services like education could be negatively impacted. If passed, the amendment restricts state spending growth to no more than the growth in the state that year.

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